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Sage Neuroscience Center
Type of business:
Mental Health Clinic
7850 Jefferson St. NE Suite 300
Albuquerque NM 87109
What services do you offer?
At Sage, we offer a full range of outpatient mental health services from medical evaluations and treatment to multiple forms of psychotherapy. We treat a full range of disease states with areas of specialty including: depression, anxiety, child/adolescent issues, PTSD, EMDR, addictions/substance use (outpatient detox services, intensive outpatient programs, suboxone treatment), couples and family therapy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, grief and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression.
What is your clinic’s philosophy?
Sage strives to provide mental health services based on the most advanced medical knowledge. We aim to provide such services in a safe, comfortable and compassionate environment to achieve optimal health and wellness.
What makes Sage “different?”
Our multidisciplinary approach to care sets Sage apart. With a diverse team of mental health professionals, each provider brings a unique background and personality to the clinic. This is particularly evident in our integrative and holistic approach to addictions treatment.
How do you treat addiction?
At Sage, we treat addiction and substance use by providing a safe and empowering environment with the ongoing support services needed for patients to realize recovery. In developing treatment plans for patients, we address addiction from medical, psychological and environmental perspectives. When necessary, our medically assisted outpatient detox services aid patients through the detox process and are monitored by our trained medical team. Our 12-week addictions intensive outpatient program provides an intensively structured group setting for individuals and their families. Sage also has a diverse group of therapists who provide additional support services with individual, couples, family and group counseling.
What is an intensive outpatient program (IOP)?
Our IOP for substance use is a 12-week program for individuals and their families battling addiction issues. Offered on an outpatient basis, the program provides a bridge from residential treatment or as a step up to higher level of care for individuals who require more structure in their recovery process. The IOP encourages clients to implement the recovery skills they are learning in their day-to-day lives while having a supportive environment in which they and their families can process these changes.
What would you change about Albuquerque/New Mexico if you could?
The stigma against mental health issues is a significant problem. Though mental health stigma has deep roots historically and systemically, Sage is doing its part by providing services and promoting advocacy within the community.
What are you most proud of in this last year?
We are especially proud of our transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) program. This non-invasive procedure for treatment-resistant depression allows people another option for a better quality of life when medications have not been effective. Medicare is finally covering this service.
What are you most excited about for the coming year?
There are many things for us to be excited about in 2014. We are expanding our outpatient addictions services and even have a few special programs for that in the works. We are looking to start a behavioral health IOP for individuals needing higher levels of care or transition from inpatient. We are also expanding our therapy groups, with plans for a parenting group and a PTSD group.
Who is Caty?
Caty, the Catahoula, is our senior office dog. We are very animal-friendly at Sage. We have birds, fish, more pups, and the occasional ferret has been known to pay a visit. Animals can be very therapeutic.
Red or green?
Green. We are Sage, after all.
What insurance/payment options do you accept?
We accept Self-Pay and most major insurances including: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Lovelace, Presbyterian, Medicare and Medicaid.
Who should consider mental health services?
Anyone struggling with mental health deserves treatment. Many people downplay the intensity of their mental health issues and believe they can “just get over it,” or think that therapy/medication is only for extreme cases. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. The sooner you address the problem, the quicker you begin your path to healing.
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